I thought so. But it did not work for me because I tried to resolve just the IPNS name without the /ipns/ prefix. Now that I tried it with the prefix, it works.
So you get the raw protobuf encoded data and would have to decode it yourself, right?
Wow. You made my day. This is exactly what we wanted to implement as a proxy in front of IPFS. We even wanted to do the pinning part. Currently we have a brute force thing that just pins a number of names name every 60s, but that is obviously a very ugly and temporary solution.
So thank you! I will comment in the issue.
This would be extremely useful in many cases. Finally a way for somebody that runs a private IPFS node to easily contribute to the distribution of some selected content...
One question: you keep talking about using pubsub to publish IPNS entries. Currently pubsub is experimental and disabled by default. Does that mean that a better algorithm than floodsub is in the pipeline?